Alumni Awards

Our alumni are making a difference as health care providers, researchers, professors, decision-makers, volunteers and committed community members. A network of more than 61,000 health-care leaders, including graduates of our life sciences, rehabilitation sciences, MD and MD/PhD programs, as well as more than 20,000 former residents and fellows — we make a collective impact that's worth celebrating.

Below you will find some internal Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University awards that recognize members of the alumni community. 

Photo of Alumni Award plaques

Every year we celebrate our alumni community's impact with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Dean's Alumni Awards. We highlight the contributions of our alumni, including former residents and fellows, as they advance clinical care, health research, medical education and more. 

Arbor Awards

The Arbor Awards recognize the tremendous generosity and volunteerism of our U of T alumni and friends. Our volunteers personify the very best attributes of the University’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo – “May it grow as a tree through the ages.” Their work represents both our roots and our branches, which have served to anchor our traditions and spread the mission of this University – to meet global challenges and prepare global citizens.

The Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes exceptional individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their professional lives, dedication to civic, charitable and social causes, and extraordinary service to the University of Toronto, in a way that enables or inspires others to reach their full potential.

This Award is among the highest honours the University of Toronto and its Alumni Association (UTAA) can bestow on individuals whose extraordinary contributions embody the values and principles championed by Dr. Rose Wolfe.  Award recipients are individuals of exceptionally distinguished achievements whose work or contributions to society illustrate the ideals of the University of Toronto and contribute to its mission.

2019 Cressy award recipients

University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards were established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement in order to recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. Each year, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine recipients are selected by a committee of Temerty Faculty of Medicine alumni.